In November 2012 Kasim Rafiq will attempt to break a British record. At the age of 22, he will become the youngest Briton to ski from the edge of Antarctica to the South Pole with no outside help in an epic 60 day journey and invites you to join him on the journey from the comfort of your own homes."Take it all in, I do not believe anybody on Earth has a worse time than an emperor penguin."
Apsley Cherry Garrard
Kasim's 730 mile journey takes place across the worlds coldest continent where temperatures can drop to -40 degrees celcius and katabatic winds can reach 200 miles per hour. He starts at Hercules Inlet, where the frozen sea meets the Antarctic coast, and will travel on ski's hauling a sledge with all his food and equipment for the journey. The challenge is mental as well as physical and the expediton represents the basic human hunger for adventure.
"To strive, to seek, to find, and not to yield"
Join the Journey
Journey South aims to be a fully interactive expedition - a team event - and it is only with the help our friends, supporters and sponsors that the expedition will be a success.
Sample a polar fitness programme, learn some facts about the journey ahead, or simply keep up to date with the latest news - Journey South offers everyone the opportunity to get involved.
The Cold Hard Facts
Katabatic Wind Speed